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103 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants

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2965 5th Ave, San Diego, California

619-550-1818

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Organic, Raw, Fast food, Juice bar, Take-out, Bakery

Vegan fast food with drive-thru option. Features a variety of dishes, from rawcos (raw tacos) and raw stuffed veggies, to soup du jour and a selection of burgers. Serves fresh organic juices, signature smoothies and shakes, European-style desserts, and vegan soft serve. Most food is in-house-made from scratch even the ketchup and ranch dressing. Brunch weekends 11am-2pm. Gluten-free options. Uses biodegradable packaging. Est. 2009 originally as Nature's Express.

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17135 Camino Del Sur Ste 125, San Diego, California

858-832-7905

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Juice bar, Take-out

Organic juicery offering smoothies and prepared salads.

19 Reviews

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2949 Fifth Ave, San Diego, California

619-299-5500

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Beer/Wine

Plant-based restaurant serving pizza, appetizers, and entrees with a mid-west-meets-California flair. House specialties include Nashville hot shrooms, cast iron mac and cheese, and house-made cashew mozzarella. Has a rotating beer and wine list as well as happy hour Wed-Fri from 4-6pm and Sunday Brunch from 10am- 3pm. Reservations not required but taken for parties of 6 or more.

7 Reviews

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2201 Adams Ave (at Parkcrest District), San Diego, California

619-269-5999

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Italian, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Asian, Fusion

Restaurant with beer bar, fully vegan since Oct 2017. Makes fresh pasta (quinoa-based), Asian style dishes like yellow curry and tom kah, plus bar appetizers like buffalo cauliflower and garlic wedges.

27 Reviews

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1503 30th St (at South Park District), San Diego, California

619-546-9653

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Beer/Wine

A cocktail bar that serves brunch, bar snacks and vegan cheese, some meals, kombucha on tap, craft beer handles. Decor is French gothic inspired with skulls, demon wolf mascot, bare-chested shock rocker art. Plays psychedelic metal on the sound system. Est. Dec 2015.

5 Reviews

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3030 Grape St (at Fern St), San Diego, California

619-930-4232

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Cuisine: Vegan, Fast food, Mexican

Food truck at the northeast corner of the Target Express parking lot specializes in tacos and tortas, a Mexican sandwich. Uses imitation meats for its carne asada, adobada, marlin, and shrimp tacos plus there are portobella mushroom tacos. Part of a chain. Seating under a pop-up tent.

25 Reviews

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9928 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, California

858-578-8885

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Take-out, Asian, Vietnamese

Part of international chain of vegan food restaurants inspired by Supreme Master Ching Hai, an advocate for veg living. Each location is individually owned.

37 Reviews

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1905 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California

619-683-9490

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Fast food, Take-out, Asian, Vietnamese

Part of international chain of vegan food restaurants inspired by Supreme Master Ching Hai, an advocate for veg living. Each location is individually owned. In the 7 Eleven shopping plaza with lot parking. Small but with plenty of tables, brightly lit with large front windows.

6 Reviews

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6171 Mission Gorge Rd Ste 111-112, San Diego, California

619-521-9788

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Organic, Fast food, Take-out

Vegan deli opened Mar 2017 inside Mission Square Market in Mission Valley. Serves build-your-own sandwiches on organic bread. The market stocks many vegan specialty products in their own sections, and is open daily 8am-11pm.

10 Reviews

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5604 Balboa Ave Ste 107, San Diego, California

858-278-2855

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Fusion

Small chain of vegan restaurants originating from Southern California. Offers a menu of sandwiches, veggie burgers, bowls, salads, and others. Order at the counter and food is brought to your table. This one est. 2014.

13 Reviews

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3369 Rosecrans St, San Diego, California

619-225-1155

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Fast food, Take-out, Fusion

Small chain of vegan restaurants originating from Southern California. Offers a menu of sandwiches, veggie burgers, bowls, salads, and others. Order at the counter and food is brought to your table.

24 Reviews

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4230 Voltaire St (at Ocean Beach), San Diego, California

619-223-2880

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Organic, Raw, Juice bar, Take-out

Raw food cafe serving meals and dessert pies using fair trade and local ingredients.

32 Reviews

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2204 Sunset Cliffs Blvd (at Ocean Beach), San Diego, California

619-450-6845

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Fast food, Take-out

Plant-based fast food restaurant est. 2016 offering a menu of burgers, fries, salads, and shakes. Build your own burger option by choosing a patty (temph, black bean, or "beefy"), or select one from the menu. Has drive-up and order system. Its flagship location.

15 Reviews

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1417A University Ave, San Diego, California

619-230-5540

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Cuisine: Vegan, Thai, Delivery, Take-out

Veggie Thai food restaurant est. 2015. Serving all-vegan food.

23 Reviews

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1980 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, California

619-736-5077

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, American, Raw, Juice bar, Take-out, Fusion

Part of a collection of organic plant-based restaurants originating from Northern California; this branch est. 2015. Menu comprises raw food as well cooked vegan food. Everything is vegan except for occasional bee products - check.

2 Reviews

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9450 Scranton Rd 114 D, San Diego, California

858-535-6450

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Thai, Fast food, Take-out

Serving vegetarian Thai food in the food court by Qualcomm.

1 Review

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4619 Convoy St Ste A3, San Diego, California

858-987-0496

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Salad bar, Take-out

Serves salads, wraps, acai, tofu bowls, fruit smoothies, vegan parfait and desserts (cookies, brownies, cakes). Uses vegetarian 'fish' sauce.

1 Review

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9484 Black Mountain Rd Ste H, San Diego, California

858-566-7300

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Cuisine: Lacto, Indian

This restaurant opened in Sept 2013 where Madras Cafe used to be. Serves mostly dosas plus other South Indian food and snacks like medhu vada and samosa. Offers a thali meal at lunch. Unlimited sambar and chutneys with the purchase of an entree.

3 Reviews

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3118 University Ave, San Diego, California

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Cuisine: American, Japanese

Matcha cafe serving matcha (tea) drinks and small food items like donuts, chia seed pudding, yogurt bowl, and toast with avocado or almond butter. Est. 2017.

26 Reviews

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3351 Adams Ave (at Normal Heights), San Diego, California

619-282-4116

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Take-out

Veggie cafe operated by students of Sri Chinmoy since 1986. Menu features wraps, sandwiches, main entrees. Closed August month.

11 Reviews

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4765 Voltaire St (at Sunset Cliffs, Ocean Beach), San Diego, California

619-224-1387

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Juice bar, Take-out, Bakery

Vegetarian and vegan deli, juice bar. Located upstairs of the co-op market. Offers sandwiches, coffee, juices.

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5500 Campanile Dr (at San Diego State University), San Diego, California

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Italian, Mediterranean, Bakery, Catering

Cafe in the West Commons of the university campus. Makes baked goods, sandwiches, salads. Ask for vegan options. Sells at various farmers' markets in greater San Diego county.

31 Reviews

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4661 Park Blvd (at University Heights), San Diego, California

619-269-9989

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Organic, Thai, Beer/Wine, Take-out

Vegetarian Thai restaurant. Uses organic vegetables (when available) and non-gmo tofu. Most food is vegan and gluten free. Since 2012.

2 Reviews

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1080 University Ave Ste H 107 (at Hillcrest area), San Diego, California

619-452-2513

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, American, Fast food, Juice bar, Take-out, Gluten-free

Juice shop chain offering cold-pressed juice plus smoothies, nut mylks, acai, grab-and-go food and salads. Mostly vegan except for bee products.

1 Review

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9252 Miramar Rd, San Diego, California

858-605-0447

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian

Snack and sweets style Indian vegetarian eatery, since 2012. Find dosas, samosas and snacks, rotis, Gujuarti thali, wraps, sweets.

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8650 Miramar Rd Ste B, San Diego, California

858-568-1306

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Cuisine: Indian, Catering

Small casual vegetarian Indian food restaurant. Also offers catering. NOTE: difficult to find - shares a lot with a car dealer off the main road.

38 Reviews

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5501 Clairemont Mesa Blvd (at I-805), San Diego, California

858-279-3747

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Take-out, Asian, Bakery, Fusion, Vietnamese

One of two locations; the second location is in North Park. Casual dining in a large space. Menu features a range of Asian style rice and noodles plates, mockmeat dishes, appetizers. Everything is vegan except for one dish (noted on the menu). Vegan sushi menu is available from 5pm. Its own bakery makes vegan treats and desserts.


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